Definition of ballotin in English:


Line breaks: bal|lo¦tin
Pronunciation: /ˈbalətɪn


  • A deep decorative cardboard box, slightly larger at the top and with broad flaps, in which chocolates are sold.
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    • The company employs two artists to handpaint with individual design each of the wooden ballotins in which the chocolates are boxed.
    • They kindly obliged, and brought them back in a golden little ballotin, those thin cardboard boxes that are used to pack chocolates and other sweet delicacies.
    • Allow us to choose a delicious assortment or personalise your ballotins with chocolates of your own selection.


French, from ballot 'a small package of goods'.

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